Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

49-9081 Wind Turbine Service Technicians

Inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,950 12.6 % $25.50 $53,030 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.79 $20.75 $24.55 $28.96 $34.53
Annual Wage (2) $37,010 $43,150 $51,050 $60,250 $71,820


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utility System Construction 1,410 0.29 $23.72 $49,350
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,220 0.31 $27.81 $57,840
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 820 0.40 $25.87 $53,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 820 0.40 $25.87 $53,810
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,220 0.31 $27.81 $57,840
Utility System Construction 1,410 0.29 $23.72 $49,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,220 0.31 $27.81 $57,840
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 820 0.40 $25.87 $53,810
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $24.72 $51,420
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $24.11 $50,140
Utility System Construction 1,410 0.29 $23.72 $49,350


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,230 0.11 3.70 $25.05 $52,100
California 840 0.05 1.89 $24.28 $50,510
Minnesota 250 0.09 3.14 $26.81 $55,770
Iowa 240 0.16 5.51 $26.41 $54,930
North Dakota 160 0.36 12.64 $28.78 $59,870




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 160 0.55 19.15 $20.74 $43,130
North Dakota 160 0.36 12.64 $28.78 $59,870
South Dakota 80 0.19 6.75 $30.36 $63,150
Iowa 240 0.16 5.51 $26.41 $54,930
Texas 1,230 0.11 3.70 $25.05 $52,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 80 0.19 6.75 $30.36 $63,150
North Dakota 160 0.36 12.64 $28.78 $59,870
Kansas 80 0.06 2.16 $27.81 $57,850
Minnesota 250 0.09 3.14 $26.81 $55,770
Iowa 240 0.16 5.51 $26.41 $54,930





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 550 0.19 6.53 $24.43 $50,810
Bakersfield, CA 100 0.35 12.10 (8) (8)




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bakersfield, CA 100 0.35 12.10 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 550 0.19 6.53 $24.43 $50,810




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.48 $50,910
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 550 0.19 6.53 $24.43 $50,810

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 170 1.40 48.73 (8) (8)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.82 28.72 $24.80 $51,590
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 2.94 102.63 $19.67 $40,920
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 2.10 73.22 $24.16 $50,260

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 2.94 102.63 $19.67 $40,920
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 2.10 73.22 $24.16 $50,260
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 170 1.40 48.73 (8) (8)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.82 28.72 $24.80 $51,590

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.63 $65,800
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.82 28.72 $24.80 $51,590
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 2.10 73.22 $24.16 $50,260
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 2.94 102.63 $19.67 $40,920


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016